Joliet Central High School Marching Band to participate in the 2017 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
September 27, 2017 03:26 PM
The Joliet Central High School Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Don Stinson, has been accepted to perform in the 2017 McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade. The 2017 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade takes place in downtown Chicago on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 23rd.
The parade is approximately 1-mile long on State Street and begins at Congress and moves northbound to Randolph. The parade can be viewed locally on WGN 9 Chicago or nationally on WGN America beginning at 8:00 am CST on November 23rd. WGN America broadcasts the Parade coast to coast in over 73 million households. Along with the Macy’s day parade, it’s one of only three parades that are televised nationally.
Stinson said, “I’m extremely proud of the work that the students have done with the marching aspect of our program. Every band member should be proud of the work they have done. We are excited to represent our band, school, and community on National television this Thanksgiving!”
Congratulations to the Joliet Central High School Marching Band on being selected to participate in one of Chicago’s longest running holiday traditions.
About the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
The McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is more than just a collection of balloons, bands and floats marching up State Street. It symbolizes a tradition of family celebration. This tradition will be passed down from generation to generation. The Chicago Festival Association is proud to be able to share these family traditions and proud to be part of shaping lifetime memories for families in Chicago, families across the country and families all over the world. Learn more at: https://www.chicagofestivals.org